An agreement has been signed between Karnataka government and NSDC in this regard to train a million people over time, which is in-line with the later’s target to skill train 150 million youth by 2022.
"We hope to deliver training modules, as it is imperative to harness skills at the education stage so youth are trained and employable from the beginning," NSDC principal Rajiv Mathur said on the occasion.
Both central and state governments will fund the project, which was approved by the Union human resources development ministry.
"As we see huge potential in the state's youth, we will ensure they receive the right skills and education for a better future," Mathur said. NSDC will train on courses benchmarked to its national occupational standards with the support of the sector skill councils. The trainees will obtain monetary reward on obtaining a certificate, which will be issued by qualified assessors after passing tests.
Understanding the importance of vocational training in secondary education, the central government has introduced employability education in schools in Sep 2011.